Best of LA Kids 2016: Here Are the Winners!

9/17/16 - By Roberta B

Our readers have spoken. This summer we asked all of you—our wonderful community of Los Angeles area parents—to vote for the best family businesses and resources in 24 categories. You chose from 10 nominees in each category (and four voters were picked at random to enjoy great prizes from our sponsors!), and the votes are now in. We announced the winners at a fun event hosted by one of our nominees, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and shared the moment via Facebook Live broadcast. In case you missed it, here is a complete list of the winners of our Best of LA Kids contest—and for future reference, be sure to bookmark our Best of LA Kids Winners Guide):


Best Birthday Party Entertainer:
Little Artist Party

Best Dance Studio for Kids:
Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Best Kids Museum:
Kidspace Children's Museum

Best Local Kids' Dentist or Group:
Lasky Pediatric Dental Group

Best Local Pediatrician or Group:
UCLA Pediatric Santa Monica

Best New Business or Family Spot:
Southern California Children's Museum Pasadena

Best Place for Kids' Art Classes:

Best Place to Learn How to Play an Instrument:
Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Best Place to See a Family Show:
The Pasadena Playhouse

Best Place to Shop for Books and Toys:
Children's Book World

Best Place to Shop for Kids' Clothes and Baby Gear:
A Mother's Haven

Best Place to Throw a Party:
Pump It Up

Best Romping Spot:
Pump It Up

Best Preschool or Alternative Program:
The Growing Place Child Development Center

Best Social Media Mom or Dad in the 'hood:
Safely Ever After

Best Sports Program or Class:
Premier Development Academy

Best Summer:
Camp Cali Camp

Best Theater Class for Aspiring Actors:
Kids On Stage

Best Way to Learn How to Swim:
Waterworks Aquatics

Favorite Baby and Me Class:
LoveBug & Me

Favorite Local Kindie Band:
Rythm Child

Favorite Local Parenting Group: Online or Meet Up:

Favorite Place for Animal Encounters:
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Favorite Place for Family Dining:
The Stand